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Principle Scientist R&D

Geleen, Netherlands
Netherlands, Geleen

Today, Lonza is a global leader in life sciences operating across three continents. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

About Analytical Development team in Geleen, The Netherlands.

We develop analytical methods for the use in the field of oligonucleotide and encapsulation analyses (think of the new mRNA vaccines that were used for Covid-19) . These include, but are not limited to, UHPLC-UV/CAD/MS, ELISAs, luminescence/fluorescence assays, capillary gel electrophoresis, sequencing, and different bioassays. Using these methods we measure all critical quality attributes for these types of vaccines and therapeutics.

The successful candidate will be part of a large and international team of scientists and research associates that make up the Analytical Development team. Here, the candidate will learn and grow to work on a large variety of analytical methods.

The successful candidate awaits the following tasks:

  • Planning, execution and careful documentation of sample measurements.
  • Maintenance of laboratory and equipment.
  • Together with lead-scientists you are co-responsible for analytical method development.

The successful candidate brings the following knowledge, experience, attitude:

  • Finished degree in a biological or chemical discipline, with specialization in analytical chemist. MSc or PhD.
  • At least two years of experience in a routine analysis laboratory, with method validation is performed is a must.
  • The candidate is highly experienced in method validation and knows which method attributes are required for HPLC-MS methods.
  • Highly experienced with LC-UV/MS using Orbitrap equipment with intensive use of Chromeleon and Biopharmafinder  (Note that these experiences must be demonstrated to be considered).
  • Experience with different types of analytical assays is preferred (ELISA, cGE, cIEF…)
  • The candidate has experience with statistical analysis of data from the assays they perform. E.g. use of JMP and/or R.
  • The candidate is pro-active and as an analytical researcher does not stop until an assay is perfect. This requires a high degree of perseverance and an eye for perfection.
  • Fluency in English, both speaking and writing, is required.

What we offer:

  • You’ll work in a diverse and international team of analytical experts, striving for excellence.
  • You’ll get to work with state of the art equipment in an exciting and fast developing an upcoming field.
  • Be part of a large and international company with many opportunities to develop.

Every day, Lonza’s products and services have a positive impact on millions of people. For us, this is not only a great privilege, but also a great responsibility. How we achieve our business results is just as important as the achievements themselves. At Lonza, we respect and protect our people and our environment. Any success we achieve is no success at all if not achieved ethically.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R61431

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